Sunday, August 25, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Nicknamed "four dishes with a soup," the Tianluokeng cluster of tulou at Nanjing features four round fortresses surrounding a fifth square one.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
“In the 21st Century, China is no longer an elective course.” - Stephen Schwarzman
Saturday, April 27, 2013
AL.com (@aldotcom) tweeted at 4:55 PM on Sat, Apr 27, 2013: Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat races draw hundreds of competitors, donors (photos, video) http://t.co/3kLiTAvzhs (https://twitter.com/aldotcom/status/328266171419860993) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The River of Poems and Paintings sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but it's actually the nickname of China's Li River. Winding through over 50 miles of the country's Guangxi region, the picturesque body of water is the perfect setting for an artist looking for inspiration from nature's bounty.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Don't know if I'd be brave enough to sample these culinary delights...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Thursday, March 28th 10:15-11:15 AM
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
says that her feet
will touch the soil of many lands
The China King buffet costs twice as much
on Sunday as it does during the week
Somewhere in Pakistan a man has made news
by burying an infant alive
It is less than two months since China
Already I have abandoned my chopsticks skills
for a fork to shovel the rice, stab the chicken
There is a multi-tiered chandelier hanging
over the smeared sneeze guards
on the buffet line, offering french fries,
fried chicken, crab rangoon, and sushi
A potbellied man passes me,
his gray braid swinging unappetizingly
close to the food trays
In the booth next to our table
a middle-aged couple clasp outstretched hands,
heads down, eyes closed, thanking God
for this Chinese buffet
Monday, March 11, 2013
Be sure to listen to the audio at the end.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Stay tuned for the posting of multiple slideshows sharing the experiences Dr. MaryJo Cochran, Dean at Troy University, and I have had related to exploring and sharing Chinese culture and the arts.
Paige Vitulli and Maryjo Cochran
Infuse your teaching with increased cultural awareness and subsequent appreciation for Asian fine and performing arts through hands-on projects for students.
In response to the fabulous feedback and questions from our session today, I am adding the following images of supplies we used. They were ordered through NASCO. I was in a very convenient place (the NAEA Nasco booth) to acquire quick answers.
Thank you to all who attended and shared in the conversation.
Paper Lantern Supplies...just add glue, water and brushes.
The USA Vanguard reports on a fascinating talk: "In her efforts to change Western misconceptions about Chinese art, and Chinese culture in general, Dr. Katharine P. Burnett visited USA on February 26 to deliver a talk entitled “Speculations on Why Originality Can’t Be a Traditional Chinese Value (When It Is).” Her lecture was a part of the ongoing events at USA to celebrate Asian Studies Week."
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
|We used soba this time...reminded me of Ramen Noodles!|
They are actually Japanese and made of buckwheat.
Soba (そば or 蕎麦) is the Japanese name for buckwheat.
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES COLLOQUIUM. Tuesday, February 26, at 3:30 PM, in the Arts and Sciences Dean's Conference Room (HUMB 122). Dr.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Also, as the New Year marks the mass migration of Chinese home for the holidays, one of my original posts is worth reviewing:
You can watch the trailer on the web. The documentary is available on Netflix.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
This was a great cultural event, as Paige's photos show. We were happy to soak it all in.
|University of South Alabama |
Mascot Southpaw greets us
|College of Education folks enjoying |
the Asian New Year Celebration
|Moulton Bell Tower|
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Picture is of dumplings prior to being cooked.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
|Didn't have wild mushrooms, so we used "tame" mushrooms.|
|Fresh green beans|
|Stir-fry Spinach with Garlic|
http://www.asiandumplingtips.com/ tips on how to make dumplings
http://www.kingofchinesedumpling.com/english/index.htm traditions of the dumpling
Peggy made the wrappers, which was quite a process, so she will try the store-bought wrappers tomorrow with the left-over filling - stay tuned for the report on these. Rolling the home-made wrappers thin enough to avoid chewiness was a challenge, nevertheless, they were good enough for me to consume at least a dozen.
We did revisit our practitioner manuscripts on the art of calligraphy and Terra Cotta Warriors. We organized, delegated and set deadlines.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
|Paige & Kim|
The Arts in Education Reunion naturally took on an Asian theme this year. My China experience and Jessica Freeland's (Arts in Education Coordinator) honeymoon trip to Japan provided inspiration and motivation to share our knowledge and passion for Asian arts and culture with our grant participants.
Incredibly fortunate timing brought Kim Mitchell to town this weekend to "research" Mardi Gras for the second year of
|Paige Vitulli, Kim Mitchell, and Jeannette Fresne|
presenting at the Arts in Education Reunion 2013: Asia
|Paper lantern production|
|Kim assisting with lantern construction|
|Tissue paper adds design and color|
|Great ladies of Decatur, AL researching Mardi Gras for Carnegie Carnival.|
|Mobile, AL Mardi Gras|